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Christchurch

Australia-Oceania
25+

Rank in New Zealand

3

Rank in Australia-Oceania

149

World Rank

Currency
New Zealand Dollar(NZD)
Weather
Time
05:42 AM (GMT +05:30)
Electric Socket
Type I ( 230 V 50 Hz)... Read more


About Christchurch

Wrapped in the snow-capped mountains of the majestic Alps, the captivating Christchurch enthralls one and all with its picturesque beauty, Stretching its beauty from the mighty Pacific ocean across the splendid Canterbury plains to the majestic Southern Alps, this 'Garden City' is abound with spectacular treasure dove. Christchurch is renowned for its rich cultural sites like Cardboard Cathedral, and the iconic Canterbury museum. It's unmatchable beautiful landscapes coupled with unexplored nature parks and wildlife reserve are a great feast to eyes, especially to the photographer types.  Experience the natural treasures of marine life through the magical Kaikoura. All these gems of tourism have rightly made Christchurch the gateway of tourism in New Zealand. Christchurch also holds the distinction of being one of the five ‘Antarctic Gateway City's’ in the world, as a sizzling vibrant city bursting with energetic nightlife, art, exhibitions, and theatre. Local markets and shopping arcade will certainly leave you in awe. Canterbury vineyard, Halal food, Christchurch caffeine culture, and Christchurch desserts are something really to die for.  With exhilarating adrenalin adventure, a rich tapestry of flora and fauna, divine spa's, fine wine and dine....Christchurch has all the ingredients for a luxurious getaway.

Continent Country
Australia-Oceania New Zealand
Airport Name / IATA Code
Christchurch International Airport CHC


Christchurch
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
January, February: This is the time of the country's summer. so there are many summer festivals.
Moderate time to visit
March, April, May, June, September, October, November, December.: These months are when the temperatures are moderate, neither cold or sunny. New Zealand fashion week falls in August, a special attraction. One can Visit stunning botanical gardens during spring.
Worst time to visit
July, August: These are coldest months. The wind is also fierce during this time of the year.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 10 10 9 6 3 1 0 2 3 4 7 10
Maximum temprature (℃) 23 22 21 18 15 12 11 13 15 17 19 22
Rain fall (mm) 56 43 48 48 66 66 71 48 46 43 48 56
Population
0.362 (Millions)
Official Language
English and Maori
Spoken Language
English is mostly sp... Read more
Other Language
Hindi and Mandarin
Police
111
Ambulance
111
Taxi
Start Tariff: NZD 3.... Read more

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Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.65
Cup of Coffee USD 2.61
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.31
Rice/Kg USD 1.96
White Bread USD 1.31
Eggs (12) USD 3.27
Combo Meal USD 7.84
Fine Dining USD 5.23
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.96
Domestic Beer USD 2.61
Imported Beer USD 3.92
Bottle of Wine USD 9.80
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 17.64
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 1.96
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 1.96
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 855.99
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Go for velocity karts, which can be done by all age groups. This is fun on a small three-wheeler.
  • If you like solving puzzles, go for Escape Artists. You will have 60 minutes to solve the theme of the room using your skills. 
  • Newzealand Ltd is a Clay Shooting & Archery Services. You can also play mini Olympic challenges here. It's a nice activity for gun lovers.
  • Imagination Station is a good play center for kids and adults. But entry here is only by donation.
  • Paint 'n' Sip Studio: You will start with a blank canvas and a local artist will help you in completing a painting while having fun with friends.
Shopping
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Souvenir Suggestions
  • The Willowbank Wildlife Reserve Souvenir Shop: Visit this shop if you love to buy lanolin skincare, bone carvings, mother of pearl jewelry, as well as a wide range of merino clothing.
  • If you want to buy pottery or jewelry, you should visit the Canterbury Museum store. They have a great collection here.
  • Simply New Zealand is a great shop if you are looking for a myriad of clothing, knitwear, novelty items, sheepskin rugs, artisan jewelry, beauty products, homewares, and confectionery.
  • Jade necklaces are very popular.
  • If you are a chocolate lover, don't miss out on Whittaker’s Chocolate.
  • Get yourself some merino wool clothing.
  • New Zealand makes tons of beer. Try your favourite flavour.
  • Get some pretty special New Zealand charm jewelry.
  • If you love t-shirts, then a Witty Kiwiana T-Shirt is must in your wardrobe.
  • New Zealand has one of the best wines in the world to taste.
  • Kiwi stuffed toys are a lovely collection for you or your loved ones. 

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